High Performance and Truly EPYC: Vultr’s New VMs Are Ready for Anything

Today we‚Äôre laun¬≠ching a com¬≠ple¬≠te¬≠ly new Opti¬≠mi¬≠zed Cloud Com¬≠pu¬≠te pro¬≠duct line, along with a refres¬≠hed Cloud Com¬≠pu¬≠te lin¬≠e¬≠up of vir¬≠tu¬≠al machi¬≠nes. Over¬≠all, we‚Äôre intro¬≠du¬≠cing a wide ran¬≠ge of shapes and sizes of High Per¬≠for¬≠mance VMs, all with 100% NVMe SSD sto¬≠rage, and inclu¬≠ding ins¬≠tances powered by 3rd Gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD EPYC‚ĄĘ processors.

This is kind of a big deal for us, and hop­eful­ly for you too. Now more than ever, you might want to use Vultr for ever­y­thing ran­ging from mis­si­on-cri­ti­cal enter­pri­se needs to your per­so­nal projects.

Com¬≠pu¬≠te for Any Use Case
We have made a num¬≠ber of updates to our plat¬≠form, but befo¬≠re we dive into the details, here is a bird‚Äôs‚ÄĎeye view.

You can think of our Com¬≠pu¬≠te plat¬≠form as having three dis¬≠crete pro¬≠duct lines:

1. Opti¬≠mi¬≠zed Cloud Com¬≠pu¬≠te ‚Äď Start¬≠ing at $28 per month, the¬≠se VMs are easy to use and ela¬≠s¬≠ti¬≠cal¬≠ly sca¬≠lable. Becau¬≠se they run atop dedi¬≠ca¬≠ted vCPUs, your workloads run with fast con¬≠sis¬≠tent per¬≠for¬≠mance, with no noi¬≠sy neigh¬≠bors. This qua¬≠li¬≠ty makes the¬≠se ins¬≠tances the best choice for many busi¬≠ness appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons, such as high traf¬≠fic web¬≠sites, trans¬≠co¬≠ding, CI/CD, etc.

2. Cloud Com¬≠pu¬≠te ‚Äď Start¬≠ing at just $5 per month, the¬≠se VMs are high¬≠ly afforda¬≠ble becau¬≠se they run on shared vCPUs. For many burs¬≠ty appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons (e.g., low traf¬≠fic web¬≠sites, game ser¬≠vers, VPNs, etc.), Cloud Com¬≠pu¬≠te ins¬≠tances deli¬≠ver gre¬≠at per¬≠for¬≠mance at a remar¬≠kab¬≠ly low cost.

3. Bare Metal ‚Äď Start¬≠ing at $120 per month, the¬≠se ser¬≠vers pro¬≠vi¬≠de dedi¬≠ca¬≠ted phy¬≠si¬≠cal CPUs and direct access to your server‚Äôs under¬≠ly¬≠ing hard¬≠ware, ther¬≠eby deli¬≠ve¬≠ring maxi¬≠mum per¬≠for¬≠mance wit¬≠hout any vir¬≠tua¬≠liza¬≠ti¬≠on over¬≠head. Bare Metal is as easy to pro¬≠vi¬≠si¬≠on and mana¬≠ge as our VMs, and for par¬≠ti¬≠cu¬≠lar¬≠ly inten¬≠se workloads it can deli¬≠ver the best price-to-performance.

You‚Äôll now see the¬≠se pro¬≠duct cate¬≠go¬≠ries when you deploy a ser¬≠ver within our con¬≠trol panel:

Powered by 3rd Gene­ra­ti­on AMD EPYC CPUs and 100% NVMe SSD Storage
All Opti¬≠mi¬≠zed Cloud Com¬≠pu¬≠te ins¬≠tances, and sel¬≠ect High Per¬≠for¬≠mance Cloud Cloud ins¬≠tances, are powered by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC CPUs.

This is par­ti­cu­lar­ly obvious when you pro­vi­si­on a Cloud Com­pu­te ins­tance in the con­trol panel. Within that sec­tion, you’ll see new opti­ons for CPU & Sto­rage Tech­no­lo­gy.

This is the first time we‚Äôve offe¬≠red AMD pro¬≠ces¬≠sor-powered vir¬≠tu¬≠al machi¬≠nes, and given their excep¬≠tio¬≠nal per¬≠for¬≠mance, the¬≠se VMs are now our default, and recom¬≠men¬≠ded opti¬≠on for most users.

AMD has pushed the per­for­mance and tech­no­lo­gy capa­bi­li­ties of the EPYC fami­ly of pro­ces­sors over the last few years. 3rd gene­ra­ti­on EPYC pro­ces­sors, which power our new VMs, con­ti­nue that tra­jec­to­ry, pro­vi­ding up to 64 cores in a sin­gle CPU. The par­ti­cu­lar 3rd Gen EPYC pro­ces­sors that under­pin our new VMs are powered by AMD’s Zen 3 micro­ar­chi­tec­tu­re, which deli­vers fan­ta­stic per­for­mance per core along with a maxi­mum fre­quen­cy of 3.675GHz.

We obvious¬≠ly still love Intel too, and if Intel-powered ins¬≠tances are the right choice for your needs, we have a wide ran¬≠ge of plans for you!

Opti¬≠mi¬≠zed Cloud Com¬≠pu¬≠te is Powered by Dedi¬≠ca¬≠ted vCPUs, Built with 100% NVMe SSD Sto¬≠rage, and Available in a Varie¬≠ty of Ser¬≠ver Types
Today’s launch includes the intro­duc­tion of a new pro­duct line cal­led Opti­mi­zed Cloud Com­pu­te.

Unli­ke our typi­cal Cloud Com­pu­te ins­tances that run on shared vCPUs, Opti­mi­zed Cloud Com­pu­te ins­tances run on vCPUs that are dedi­ca­ted to your workload, so you never have to worry about noi­sy neighbors.

Opti­mi­zed Cloud Com­pu­te ins­tances are available in a varie­ty of ser­ver types, with vary­ing levels of CPU, RAM, and sto­rage to best sup­port a broad ran­ge of workloads.

Opti­mi­zed Cloud Com­pu­te ins­tances are desi­gned to be a more afforda­ble alter­na­ti­ve to solu­ti­ons like AWS EC2, in order to help users tran­si­ti­on from the Big Tech clouds to our inde­pen­dent plat­form.

Here‚Äôs how to think about which ser¬≠ver type is best for you:

‚ÄĘ Gene¬≠ral Pur¬≠po¬≠se ‚Äď Often a good start¬≠ing point, the¬≠se VMs pro¬≠vi¬≠de a typi¬≠cal balan¬≠ce of CPU, RAM, and NVMe SSD sto¬≠rage. We recom¬≠mend Gene¬≠ral Pur¬≠po¬≠se ins¬≠tances for many web and appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠on ser¬≠vers, e‚ÄĎcommerce, game ser¬≠vers, video and audio strea¬≠ming, API ser¬≠ving, and rela¬≠tio¬≠nal databases.

‚ÄĘ CPU Opti¬≠mi¬≠zed ‚Äď For com¬≠pu¬≠te bound appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons, the¬≠se VMs pro¬≠vi¬≠de pro¬≠por¬≠tio¬≠nal¬≠ly more CPU than they do RAM and NVMe SSD sto¬≠rage. We recom¬≠mend CPU Opti¬≠mi¬≠zed ins¬≠tances for workloads like video enco¬≠ding, batch pro¬≠ces¬≠sing, CI/CD, high per¬≠for¬≠mance com¬≠pu¬≠ting (HPC), ad ser¬≠ving, and ana¬≠ly¬≠tics processing.

‚ÄĘ Memo¬≠ry Opti¬≠mi¬≠zed ‚Äď For memo¬≠ry bound appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons, the¬≠se VMs pro¬≠vi¬≠de pro¬≠por¬≠tio¬≠nal¬≠ly more RAM than they do CPU and NVMe SSD sto¬≠rage. We recom¬≠mend Memo¬≠ry Opti¬≠mi¬≠zed ins¬≠tances for open source data¬≠ba¬≠ses (e.g., MyS¬≠QL), in-memo¬≠ry data¬≠ba¬≠ses and caches (e.g., Mem¬≠cached), and real-time analytics.

‚ÄĘ Sto¬≠rage Opti¬≠mi¬≠zed ‚Äď The¬≠se VMs pro¬≠vi¬≠de espe¬≠ci¬≠al¬≠ly gene¬≠rous pro¬≠por¬≠ti¬≠ons of NVMe SSD sto¬≠rage accom¬≠pany¬≠ing a typi¬≠cal balan¬≠ce of CPU and RAM. We recom¬≠mend Sto¬≠rage Opti¬≠mi¬≠zed ins¬≠tances for lar¬≠ge non-rela¬≠tio¬≠nal data¬≠ba¬≠ses (e.g., Cas¬≠san¬≠dra and Mon¬≠goDB), and high fre¬≠quen¬≠cy online tran¬≠sac¬≠tion pro¬≠ces¬≠sing (OLTP).

Get Star¬≠ted Today ‚Äď All Around the Globe
Vultr is available in 23 loca­ti­ons across five continents:

‚ÄĘ North Ame¬≠ri¬≠ca: Atlan¬≠ta, Chi¬≠ca¬≠go, Dal¬≠las, L.A., Mexi¬≠co City, Miami, New Jer¬≠sey, Seat¬≠tle, Sili¬≠con Val¬≠ley, Toronto
‚ÄĘ South Ame¬≠ri¬≠ca: S√£o Paulo
‚ÄĘ Euro¬≠pe: Ams¬≠ter¬≠dam, Frank¬≠furt, Lon¬≠don, Madrid, Paris, Stock¬≠holm, Warsaw
‚ÄĘ Asia: Seo¬≠ul, Sin¬≠ga¬≠po¬≠re, Tokyo
‚ÄĘ Aus¬≠tra¬≠lia: Mel¬≠bourne, Sydney

As always, you can pro­vi­si­on new ins­tances via our con­trol panel, API, or CLI.

Busi­nesses inte­res­ted in our new com­pu­te offe­rings should cont­act sales to learn more. Mana­ged ser­vice pro­vi­ders and resel­lers inte­res­ted in brin­ging the Vultr plat­form to their cus­to­mers are wel­co­me to join our part­ner pro­gram.